A Natural History of the Central Appalachians

A Natural History of the Central Appalachians

eBook - 2013
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Central Appalachia is the system of linear ridges, intervening valleys, and deeply dissected plateaus that make up the rugged terrain found in western and southwestern Virginia, eastern and central West Virginia, western Maryland, and a portion of south central and southwestern Pennsylvania. Through its concise and accessible approach, A Natural History of the Central Appalachians thoroughly examines the biology and ecology of the plants, animals, and other organisms of this region of eastern North America. With over 120 images, this text provides an overview of the landscape of this region, including the major changes that have taken place over the past 300 million years; describes the different types of forests and other plant communities currently present in Central Appalachia; and examines living systems ranging from microorganisms and fungi to birds and mammals. Through a consideration of the history of humans in the region, beginning with the arrival of the first Native Americans, A Natural History of the Central Appalachians also discusses the past, present, and future influences of human activity upon this geographic area.
Publisher: West Virginia University Press, Morgantown : 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781935978718
1935978713
1935978721
9781935978725
193320267X
9781933202679
1933202688
9781933202686
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 259 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color map

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